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Treasurer: Jackie Brunson

 

Real Estate Excise Tax

Any transfer of ownership record requires an excise tax affidavit per Washington State Law. Supporting documents supplied with the excise tax affidavit must be recorded with the Recording and/or Licensing Divisions of the Skagit County Auditor.

Excise tax on the sale of real or personal property goes to support common schools. The payment of excise tax on a sale must be paid at the time of processing and within 30 days of the date of the supporting document or penalty and interest accrues. A minimum fee of $10.00 is due with each excise affidavit.

On claims for exempt transactions requiring a Washington Administrative Code, please consult an attorney or the Washington State Department of Revenue for assistance.

 

 

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